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Unformatted text preview: 1 Physical Development Brain, Senses, and Motor abilities Lecture 4 Outline s Brain development s Sensory and perceptual development s Measuring newborns’ capacities s Newborns’ sensory system s Newborns’ perceptual capacities s Motor development Organization of the Brain: Neurons s Dendrites s Receiving end s Cell Body s Axon s Myelin Sheath s Terminal buttons s release neurotransmitters that carry information to other neurons s Synapse s the gap between neuron and the next Brain Development s Brain changes in size, shape, and structure s Size s Increase in weight s Shape s Take on a convoluted shape Brain Development s Brain changes in size, shape, and structure s Structure s Neurons s Neurogenesis (proliferation) s Neuron migration s Neuron growth and differentiation s Neuronal death s Connection between neurons s Synaptogenesis s Synaptic pruning s Myelination Sequential Development of the Brain s Infancy s Motor, visual, and auditory areas s Childhood s Prefrontal cortex (control of behavior) s Language and spatial relations areas s Adolescence s 2 nd wave of myelination s Emotion-processing areas 2...
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This note was uploaded on 09/13/2010 for the course PSC 140 taught by Professor Lagatutta during the Fall '08 term at UC Davis.
- Fall '08